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ENGL 150: Introduction to Literature

Study of major genres of literature.

Films on Demand Streaming Video Collection

From Films for the Humanities and Sciences, the Films on Demand streaming video collection includes titles concerning individual authors and literary history.  

Literary History Sources

Use the search box below to find in-depth analysis of literary movements and literary history.  Examples: The Beat GenerationBrazilian LiteratureBloomsburyAmerican Transcendentalism.

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When searching for books concerning literary history, movements or philosophies, the following search phrases may be helpful:

"literary history" - Add this phrase to a search on a topic or place.  For example: Africa literary history

"history and criticism" - Add this phrase to a search on a particular type of literature.  For example: science fiction history and criticism

"in literature" - Add this phrase to a search on a topic or place to find books about its treatment in literature.  For example: Russia in literature OR poverty in literature

"intellectual life" - Add this phrase to a search to find information about the intellectual life or culture in a particular place and time or among a particular group of people.   For example: Bloomsbury intellectual life

"sources" - Add the word sources to a search to find information on the events, philosophy, or literature that helped inform or influence an author, a period of literature, or a particular work of literature.  For example: Herman Melville sources OR Hamlet sources